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Georgia football podcast: Florida player absences create distraction for UGA rival

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC. On episode No. 1,261 (Aug. 18, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about some of Florida’s most important players reportedly being absent from practice Monday and the contrast between the Gators and UGA on the issue of players possibly opting out of the upcoming season.

Georgia football podcast: Florida player absences create distraction for UGA rival

Beginning of the show: Florida reportedly had four key players miss practice Monday as the Gators began preseason camp — including the team’s top three returning wide receivers. I’ll explain on today’s show why the uncertainty of the players’ status is a problem for Florida coach Dan Mullen, and how the situation for the Gators stands in sharp contrast to the unified message coming from Georgia coaches and players.

10-minute mark: I share audio from UGA cornerback Eric Stokes and offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer on their comfort with the health and safety protocols that have been instituted by the Bulldogs.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s Connor Riley joins the show to discuss UGA’s schedule — which was released by the SEC Monday night — including a closer look at…

  • Why Kentucky might be fashionably labeled a “trap game” for the Bulldogs
  • The Auburn game taking place in Week 2
  • The Florida game not taking place on its original date
  • The tough stretch prior to facing Alabama
  • And UGA-South Carolina replacing the traditional in-state rivalries for both teams

35-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including former UGA offensive lineman Cade Mays being turned down for immediate eligibility after transferring to Tennessee.

End of show: I congratulate three-star defensive back Javon Bullard for his UGA commitment and share the Gator Hater Updater.